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DIY Mandrake Costume, Two Ways

After I was satisfied with the look of the paper mock-up I carefully cut the paper apart and used the pieces as patterns to cut my white felt.

I tried a couple poses, but it didn't come as naturally to me as it did to Sunshine. Here it looks like I'm not sure what I'm holding.

Deciding that Ocean should be a mandrake made my costume a no-brainer. A mandrake needs Professor Sprout to take care of it. And she's a rather neglected ...

I'm not sure why, since I tried it on her as I went, but perhaps she had a long t-shirt on and I miscalculated where her waist is?

I had Sunshine hold the hood with the eyes turned on, but it just wasn't the same :( That's what you get with two year olds.

For our first set of pictures (when we weren't going anywhere or keeping the costumes on for very long), I had Ocean wear the plant pot.

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The hardest part was finding a plastic plant pot at the end of September- I didn't have a lot of choice on size or shape.

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I'm just used to loose, stretchy running outfits that don't impair my ability to breathe.

This one is easy. First, melt the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and the marshmallows in a huge pan. Once they are lumpy and mostly melted pour in the rice ...

I had Sunshine hold the hood with the eyes turned on, but it just wasn't the same :( That's what you get with two year olds.

Several months ago Sunshine told me she wanted to be Ahsoka Tano for Halloween. After finding out who she is (Anakin's padowan in the animated Clone Wars ...

This one is easy. First, melt the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and the marshmallows in a huge pan. Once they are lumpy and mostly melted pour in the rice ...

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They didn't arrive until after we took these pictures, so I did a second round of pictures the afternoon of our ward Halloween activity, this time with the ...

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You can see the concavity in these pics, though the appearance had already started improving by the time I took these. As he's grown and put on weight, ...

This would be a great costume for a slightly older child- maybe 3 or 4 years old? They'd have to be old enough that you could bribe or convince them to keep ...

Next, you'll beat the egg and brush it completely over the dough. After that, I sprinkled some brown sugar and sugar on the top. Then I cut a little design ...

Chicken Mozambique

River wanted to help with the lag bolts, but he didn't want daddy helping him- he's pushing daddy's arm away

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I really like this picture, but I'm bummed that Sunshine's face is blurry. Isn't she so cute?

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Princess Buttercup Halloween Costume

Oatmeal Cookies

And since you shouldn't handle a mandrake without your dragon hide gloves, here I am fully equipped.

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Mr M's brother and I post-race

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He's definitely a good eater- he weighed 11 pounds at his 1 month checkup, which is 2 pounds 12 ounces more than his birth ...

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Mr M's brother, LMS, and I pre-race

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(at the eye doctor's last night)

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I really like this picture, but I'm bummed that Sunshine's face is blurry. Isn't she so cute?

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They had little pinafores for the girls to wear and vests for the boys. Isn' t LMS cute?

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We had our ward trunk or treat last night, so we took most of these photos before the activity. It wasn't till I started writing this post at 10:30 pm that ...

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Hmm, if I fiddle with the picture a little that front tooth isn't quite so noticeable:

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And since the Little Miss now has short hair, I made a wig for her to wear. I used one of the sleeves from the white t-shirt I used for the candy ...

Days Until 2012: via So ...

DIY Hagrid Costume

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After I was satisfied with the look of the paper mock-up I carefully cut the paper apart and used the pieces as patterns to cut my white felt.

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I shared our group photo Tuesday of our Halloween costumes and I meant to share this post Wednesday, but here it is Friday afternoon and I'm just barely ...

I finished the main construction of the costume before TLM was born, but didn't get the details done till last week, just in time for the ward Halloween ...

(the red spot on her forehead is from leaving a bandaid on for too long)

GAPS/Gluten Free Disney World & Universal Studios Trip

I wanted to do something presidential for February's neckerchief slide, but just couldn't come up with anything quick and easy.

The trailer is just a short one- 18 feet, but it's quite roomy, especially once the slide is out.

... shape I wanted) is holding all my different pieces of paper together, as well as holding it onto Sunshine's forehead (she wasn't thrilled about that).

This costume was fairly easy to put together and didn't take too much time, especially compared to Sunshine's Ahsoka costume.

Every year we have a River Regatta for the Cub Scouts. It's combined with the other local LDS packs, just like our annual Pinewood Derby.

(the red spot on her forehead is from leaving a bandaid on for too long)

This is the wool sweater I felted in the washing machine. I used the front panel for the shawl and embellished it with a scrap of drop cloth and some fake ...

This post has taken me two months to finish, mostly because I didn't have time to edit all the photos in it. I left it till last because I knew it would ...

I'm fairly happy with how this turned out. If I'd used the backpack, I would have attached it to the carrier in pretty much the same way, using the backpack ...

I had Sunshine hold the hood with the eyes turned on, but it just wasn't the same :( That's what you get with two year olds.

Has anyone else noticed how hard it is to photograph the color red?

Easy Accessories for Harry Potter-themed Costumes

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Here's a better shot of the neckline of the robe. I only used one frog to hold the robes shut, but I believe the movie robes had two frogs.

Demonstrating her "Madeline walk"- slow and careful, since that's how you walk when you go everywhere in two straight lines with 11 other girls :)

I finished the main construction of the costume before TLM was born, but didn't get the details done till last week, just in time for the ward Halloween ...

Madeline Halloween Costume

I think it turned out great, and apparently so do others :) I've used the outfit twice already and have gotten lots of compliments on it.

Add a couple ties to the back/shoulders to tie around the carrier straps to make sure the bear doesn't slide off or open too much.

... and really needed more gravel, and the area where we park our vehicles is dirt, so we keep tracking in mud when it rains, so it could use some gravel as ...

At this point, we were out of time, so we left the concrete to set. The next step will be drilling holes and bolting the posts to the frame, the supports to ...

Our dentist gave her a referral to the orthodontist when we went in for cleanings a week or so ago because her teeth are so crowded and crooked.

And then the hood was back off again. You can see the safety pin at his shoulder that we used to keep the strap in place. They just kept sliding off, ...

This costume was fairly easy to put together and didn't take too much time, especially compared to Sunshine's Ahsoka costume.

When we tried pictures again the next day he let us put the hood on him again, but still wouldn't let us do up the velcro. Looking at these pictures makes ...

... well enough that Mr M didn't lose his belt. It's not the prettiest solution, but it works and is much sturdier than some of the others I saw online.

Mud Run Results

Sunshine was a much fussier baby (stomach issues because I wasn't gluten free yet), but River was also a pretty calm baby.

He's already working at holding his head up and is gaining more control of the wobbles. I carry him in the Boba carrier, and I think that helps strengthen ...

Some better pictures of the holster:

DIY Jawa Costume

... she could do herself, and she enjoyed the process and can't wait for the next project. Too bad all the projects on my list aren't like this one.

The first basement progress post can be found here, and this is the second post in the series.

good picture of Mr M, but River doesn't look too happy

I should have painted before I added the rope and string, but I didn't have time to let the paint dry and then add the rope and string.

don't you wish you were this flexible?

... and I didn't worry about making anything. These lightsabers light up and make noise, in addition to being longer than the glow sticks we used for blades ...

Then she came to me and told me she wanted the patch off because she was a fairy, and fairies can't be pirates :)

DIY Hermione Costume

Nowadays it's outside of Independence, Kansas and the original log cabin is long gone. There's an old log cabin on the site, but it's not the original.